Chapman Tripp partner, Luke Hinchey, is preparing to plummet 192m off the Sky Tower – all in the name of charity.
, who specialises in resource management, environmental law and public works law, is participating in this year’s “Drop Your Boss” in support of The Graeme Dingle Foundation
“Jumping 192m off a building sounds mildly scary, but doesn’t compare to being a kid facing bullying, self-doubt and low-esteem that will substantially affect their potential. I would happily jump off a building to address those issues for my own two growing kids. Helping the Foundation support many thousands of kids is therefore a real privilege.”
The Foundation was founded by Graeme Dingle and Jo-anne Wilkinson in 1995 as the Project K Trust. It is a leader in the field of child and youth development.
The Foundation runs several successful programmes – Kiwi Can, Stars, Career Navigator, Project K and MYND. The programmes incorporate elements of the great outdoors, inspirational classroom leaders and world-class mentors to help kids, from age 5 to 18, keep on track, develop confidence, build resilience and self-belief, set goals for the future, and contribute positively to society.
The event – which is The Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year - will see a number of corporate partners and business leaders “dropped” from the Auckland’s Sky Tower on Thursday, 15 September. Prior to that, each “Boss” must raise $3,500 via a Givealittle page. Your donation, no matter how much, will be hugely beneficial. The Foundation’s research shows that every dollar invested in its programmes gives back a long-term benefit to New Zealand of $7.15.
Chapman Tripp has a long association with The Foundation and is a proud supporter of their initiatives.